13 episodes

Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear. It's a twelve-part series from 99% Invisible, looking at clothing.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

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Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear. It's a twelve-part series from 99% Invisible, looking at clothing.

Produced and Hosted by Avery Trufelman

    Wedding Dresses: Articles of Interest #12

    Wedding Dresses: Articles of Interest #12

    A wedding was once seen as a start of young adulthood. Now, a wedding has come to represent a crowning achievement -- a symbol that your whole life is together and you have accrued the time and space and resources to afford your ascent to another level of fulfillment. And there's no greater symbol for this day, and all the pressure it brings, than a white dress.

    Articles of Interest is a limited-run podcast series about fashion, housed inside the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible. Launched in 2018 by Avery Trufelman, the show encourages people to rethink the way we look at what we wear and what it says about us.

    • 28 min
    Diamonds: Articles of Interest #11

    Diamonds: Articles of Interest #11

    Diamonds represent value, in all its multiple meanings: values, as in ethics, and value as in actual price. But what are these rocks actually worth? The ethics and costs of diamond rings have shifted with society, from their artificial scarcity perpetuated by DeBeers to their artificial creation in labs.

    Articles of Interest is a limited-run podcast series about fashion, housed inside the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible. Launched in 2018 by Avery Trufelman, the show encourages people to rethink the way we look at what we wear and what it says about us.

    • 31 min
    Suits: Articles of Interest #10

    Suits: Articles of Interest #10

    Menswear can seem boring. If you look at any award show, most of the men are dressed in black pants and black jackets. This uniform design can be traced back to American Revolution, classical statuary, and one particular bloke bopping around downtown London way back in the 1770s.

    Articles of Interest is a limited-run podcast series about fashion, housed inside the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible. Launched in 2018 by Avery Trufelman, the show encourages people to rethink the way we look at what we wear and what it says about us.

    • 32 min
    Perfume: Articles of Interest #9

    Perfume: Articles of Interest #9

    The world of high end perfume is surprisingly lucrative, considering that scent is often the most ignored of our senses. But one can't judge a scent solely by the brand and shape of the bottle. With the right amount of attention, perfume can be a key to a whole olfactory world.

    Articles of Interest is a limited-run podcast series about fashion, housed inside the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible. Launched in 2018 by Avery Trufelman, the show encourages people to rethink the way we look at what we wear and what it says about us.

    • 29 min
    Knockoffs: Articles of Interest #8

    Knockoffs: Articles of Interest #8

    Brands hold immense sway over both consumers and the American legal system. Few know this as well as Dapper Dan, who went from street hustler to fashion impresario and has spent time on both sides of American trademark law.

    Articles of Interest is a limited-run podcast series about fashion, housed inside the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible. Launched in 2018 by Avery Trufelman, the show encourages people to rethink the way we look at what we wear and what it says about us.

    • 31 min
    A Fantasy of Fashion: Articles of Interest #7

    A Fantasy of Fashion: Articles of Interest #7

    In the wake of World War II, the government of France commissioned its most prominent designers to create a collection of miniature fashion dolls. It might seem like an odd thing to fund, but the fantasy of high fashion inspired hope in postwar Paris. These dolls also forever changed the curator who discovered them almost 40 years later, in a strange museum perched on a cliff in rural Washington state.

    Articles of Interest is a limited-run podcast series about fashion, housed inside the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible. Launched in 2018 by Avery Trufelman, the show encourages people to rethink the way we look at what we wear and what it says about us.

    • 39 min

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167 Ratings

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Fascinating

I listened to this as part of 99% invisible, and it was up to the high standard I expect. The content wasn’t something I’d have normally gone for, but I’m very glad I did!

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